Here's The Thing
a IYAF Kingston Is Our Canvas commission
Composer educator Timothy Cape (Bastard Assignments) and I made an audio-visual public art installation together with twenty-eight 9 year olds from Lovelace Primary School. The children explore texture, colour and shapes in relation what they now know about safety, being alone, dealing with your adults and friendship. In this process, we’ve played (some for the very first time) with analogue photography and the recording and recreation of local sound environments.
Here’s The Thing is located in Riverside Walk Tunnel under Kingston Bridge from the 8 - 18 July 2016 as part of the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston (London, UK). There are two MP3 players in the tunnel, bring your own headphones and plug into what we’ve made together.
Here’s The Thing is commissioned by International Youth Arts Festival Kingston and supported by Creative Youth and Arts Council England
Day 1 with Year 4 Larch at Lovelace Primary School
Planning meeting with Tim
Curating on a train
Day 2 at Lovelace Primary School
Dave helping with the large format prints
Another Dave and volunteers Erica and Sam from IYAF pasting the prints on site
Project mentor Alex Wright of Wreckage International experimenting with MP3 embedding in resin
Public listening in on Here's The Thing audio tracks